Non Gator Boats

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:11 am

A few months ago I was reminded, that I had not built my granddaughter a boat. So ...
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She liked it:

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Tue May 08, 2012 2:55 am

I still have to finish it, but it works like it is. This one fits into the truck without the bed extender. It is handy to load and go.

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:52 pm

Got the paint and varnish on my "truck boat"

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I spent a long time working on the bottom, trying to get it right. Lots and lots of sanding on the wood, and some fiberglassing lessons from a friend helped me do a better job on the glass. The 2-part epoxy paint finished out very smooth and hard.

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:13 am

Finished this one recently. It is a takeoff from a style of fiberglass pirogue popular in this area. Same size as my friends fiberglassed one, only mine is wood and has a flat bottom . Not tunneled like the factory made one.

11.5" long, 28" max. floor width, 34" overall beam

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:18 pm

My first "dug out" pirogue. :roll:
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More liked carved, but it was fun to do. Also did my first kayak.
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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:00 pm

This is why I build boats!
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My son said he liked it and it met all our goals we set for it. Now all we need to do now is catch some more fish.

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby NCSUDucker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:07 pm

beekeeper wrote:This is why I build boats!
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My son said he liked it and it met all our goals we set for it. Now all we need to do now is catch some more fish.

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That's what I'm talking bout :)

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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:06 pm

Started a new boat. A ? pirogue. :?

Not sure what to call it.
Bought some cedar picket fence boards, also known as sow's ear wood :roll: .
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A different type of construction from my other builds. More work to do, but it is starting to look like a boat.
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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby Dennis In Texas » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:25 pm

Bee, your work is exceptional!
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Re: Non Gator Boats

Postby beekeeper » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:55 am

Thanks

Finally finished all the woodwork and applied a saturation coat of epoxy.

White oak batter board
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New cypress chair, with my first hand cut dove tail joints.
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Needs final finishing but starting to look like something.
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Breast hooks over eye bolts.
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The boat weighs 39.9 lbs. The seat is 6.0 lbs.

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